Originally Posted by RavynFallen
Eh, I figure if somethin' is gonna kill me it might as well be something I enjoy, lol... besides, we want an accurate assessment of what this drake will throw...
Music, lol... I doubt my neighbors would agree...
Btw, only found 1 egg in the duck house this morn... so figured I'd have to keep my eyes open and sure enough...
They left 2 of your eggs in the mint bed...
You'll do great!!!
Exactly! I can totally understand now from my experience why you love them so much!
And trust me, my neighbor about 4 houses down has a bunch of calls and when they get going at night I can hear them loud and clear from by backdoor.
Looks like the girls have good taste with where they pick to lay!!
Originally Posted by quackshack74
No fan, justfoam cooler light bulb, foil,wet sponges vent holes & window.
5pm here they look the same on outside, I'll candle at dark.
I'm so anxious, maybe a glass of wine is in my future lol.
Yup, that's why hatch is late then. At least now you know why!! Just try to relax...easier said then done, trust me, I know!!
Originally Posted by tracyjg
I not the biggest fan of candling. It doesn't help us. We lose more when we do that. We get more just to leave them alone. And not to touch them so much. Not to mess with ducks broody momma or incubators.
I'm sorry to hear that. Candling has been a huge help for me. I really don't know what I would do if I could not look into that egg and see what is going on during the last few days. It's been extremely educational and valuable for me. Much safer then water candling, in my opinion. Once you get comfortable doing it and get on track with having good hatches you will never turn back!
Originally Posted by WildHens
Missed u guys..lol...bad storms make for crappy Internet ..
Another group of eggs in the hatcher..day 19 so should be any minute now on the banty eggs..
On the broody front, my sweet little Serama has decided she wants to be a mama... since the ping-pong balls she had gathered weren't gonna help on that front, I grabbed a couple of her eggs that I set a few days ago n gave them to her..
Brooder is full..older babies moved from the grow out room to the outside coop (still have the MHP so I feel okay about it...) one decided she would rather free range last night during the move and spent her night under the barn.she decided today she'd move back to the coop..but she's one of the youngest and if she can handle a night alone without heat, I'm sure everyone is capable..it's just the mama hen in me isn't ready yet..
So now have an empty grow out room that need filled..lol.. I'm slacking.. but the Serama is nesting right outside the door to it, and her husband is now taking up residence in there so it can stay empty (and quiet) for her for now ♡♡
Set 16 khaki Campbell eggs today from a fellow BYC'er.. swapped her some Norwegian eggs for them...shipped ALL THE WAY FROM TX TO WV... AND NOT ONE..NOPE, NOT ONE DETACHED OR ROLLING AIR CELL... they look like I just walked outside and collected them♡♡♡♡
That's pretty funny she spent the night alone. I have come to realize that chicks do really well without all the heat we think they need. Every time I move my chicks outside with the mph they put themselves to bed on the opposite side without the mph. Even my single duckling...the day he hatched my light blew out. I only had a 50 watt red bulb on hand. So I stuck that in and was going to go buy a 150 watt like I usually use. He was 100% fine...so I didn't go. I figured if he was cold he would let me know or act unhappy. He was totally content and at 3 weeks old he is off heat. Animals amaze me. It really is us, mother hens that do all the fretting.
I can not believe your shipped eggs were so stellar!! I'm beyond jealous but soooo happy for you!!
Originally Posted by WildHens
We made it from about noon until now without rain...knock on wood we make it thru the night.. ground is WAY past saturation point and even a drizzle is leading to flooding :\
I'm over it for sure..rain like 19 out of the past 21 days..
Tell me about it!